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It’s hard to imagine what the campus of Syracuse University would be like had the men’s basketball team reached the Final Four again. It’s no surprise that the recently eliminated team of 2014 is much, much different than the momentum riding team from 2013, but are they statistically similar?
Throughout Orange Nation, SU fans are hoping his year’s team can duplicate what last year’s squad did — put it all together when it counts the most after flaming out at the end of the regular season. The turning point in 2013? When James Southerland went off in the Big East Tournament at the Garden — hitting 19 3′s in four days, and suddenly the Orange was on a roll to...
The University of North Carolina is currently under fire for sketchy practices by its academic advisors, as it pertains to its student athletes. This story comes off the heels of back-to-back years of SU dealing with academic problems. So, is it fair to ponder if Syracuse any better than UNC when it comes to this stuff? Or is it a bigger problem than just the schools?
Over the course...
The Charlotte Bobcats announced they've signed undrafted free agent forward James Southerland from Syracuse.
The move was announced Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The 6-foot-8 Southerland averaged a career-high 13.3 points and 5.2 rebounds per game as a senior last year at Syracuse. He shot 39.8 percent from beyond the 3-point arc and his long-distance shooting...
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September 05, 2013
James Southerland, the 6-foot-8 forward from Syracuse, worked out with the Portland Trail Blazers last week. He is considered to be a late-first to early-2nd round pick.
Southerland had a solid workout with the Blazers and could provide to be a vital tool to the team who are in need of some serious help off the bench. “I’ll be a great shooter out there to spread out the floor...
With the NBA’s pre-draft combine over and the draft coming up late next month, the San Antonio Spurs will begin working out potential draft candidates.
With the Spurs being of the best perimeter shooting teams in the league, it’s no surprise that they’ll be bringing in Syracuse sharpshooter James Southerland in for a workout and visit.
Southerland is a 6-8 swingman...
Syracuse’s run to the Final Four was unexpected and there’s no doubt Orange fans will look back fondly on this season as time wears on. However, right now there is sourness over a final sequence of plays that helped end SU’s season. The final play, which ended in a wild, flailing attempt by Trevor Cooney, is frustrating for many reasons. After watching it a dozen times, it’s...
WASHINGTON, March 30 – The Syracuse Orange can thank the tandem of James Southerland and Michael Carter-Williams for uplifting their cause into the Final Four on Saturday.
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C.J. Fair scored 18 points, James Southerland added 14 and fourth-seeded Syracuse survived a second-half drought of more than 12 minutes without a field goal to beat No. 12 seed California 66-60 on Saturday night and advance to the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament.
The Orange (28-9) frustrated California with their zone defense to overcome a dismal shooting night when they made...
Following Syracuse’s collapse against Louisville, encouragement was hard to find. Orange Nation lamented a lost opportunity and was still reeling after being blindsided by the Cardinals press Saturday night. But some of that optimism was restored with the release of the brackets, as SU will be the 4-seed against 13-seeded Montana to start off the NCAA Tournament. Montana won the...
Louisville's stunning second-half comeback to beat Syracuse in Saturday night's Big East tournament final brought us something we've had very little of during this wild college basketball season: A sense of certainty.
What's been certain in college hoops this year? Not much. Not which team is No. 1 in the country. Every time there's been one, that team loses...
Score: No. 19 Syracuse 58 No. 5 Georgetown 55
Stars: Syracuse: Baye Keita 13 Pts, 8 Reb (6 Offensive), 7-for-7 from the foul line.
Story: The Hoyas swept the Orange in the last regular season meeting between two of the biggest rivals in college sports. But the college basketball gods wouldn’t let it end that way. They sent the Orange to the semifinals of the Big East Tournament...
I sat down to watch the game around 10 pm last night. It’s been that kind of a week. So I suppose I shouldn’t have been surprised.
Where to begin.
First, it has to be recognized just how on James Southerland was in this game. Perfect from outside. Yes, the defense — especially in the first half — was a step slow. But he was knocking everything down regardless. He was 6-9...
A poor opening half kept Pittsburgh from having a chance at a last long run in the Big East tournament.
The 17th-ranked Panthers fell behind by 13 points at halftime and even a tough run near the end of the game wasn't enough to avoid a 62-59 loss to No. 19 Syracuse on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament.
The fourth-seeded Panthers used a 10-3 run to get...
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March 14, 2013
James Southerland had a second straight great effort from 3-point range and Michael Carter-Williams scored Syracuse's last seven points as the 19th-ranked Orange held off No. 17 Pittsburgh 62-59 on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament.
It was the last meeting between the schools under the Big East banner as they are both leaving for the Atlantic Coast Conference...
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March 14, 2013
Score: No. 19 Syracuse 62 No. 17 Pittsburgh 59
Stars: Syracuse: James Southerland 20 Pts, 6 Reb, 6-for-6 3-Pt FGs. Michael Carter-Williams 11 Pts, 7 Ast. 6 Reb.
Story: It wasn’t easy, but with the help of an incredible shooting performance from James Southerland and some late-game heroics from Michael Carter-Williams, the Orange survives and advances to the semifinal round...
So far it’s all been chalk. No shocks. Small struggles, but nothing unusual. Which seems unusual.
Unfortunately I am time-crunched. Link time.
Pitt feeling confident coming into the final BET. At least based on the regular season results, they should be.
No one should know what to expect from this team, though.
Syracuse is feeling their own level of confidence for this game after...
On the surface, SU only defeated Seton Hall by 12 points in its first Big East Tourney game and allowed the Pirates to shoot over 50% from the field. But after trailing by double digits in the first half, the Orange played one of its best halves as a team i to rally past SHU and advance to the quarterfinals. Every starter contributed in some way inside the Garden...
Seton Hall got hit with the injury bug early and often this season. It kept affecting them right to the last game - a 75-63 loss to No. 19 Syracuse on Wednesday in the second round of the Big East tournament.
The 12th-seeded Pirates started well against the fifth-seeded Orange, leading by 10 points three times in the first half before settling for a 34-all halftime tie.
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March 13, 2013
James Southerland hit five 3-pointers in the first half to keep No. 19 Syracuse in the game and Brandon Triche keyed a big second-half run that gave the Orange a 75-63 victory Wednesday in the second round of the Big East tournament.
Fifth-seeded Syracuse (24-8) extended its Big East tenure with the win and the Orange will play fourth-seeded and 17th-ranked Pittsburgh in the quarterfinals...
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March 13, 2013
Score: No. 19 Syracuse 75 Seton Hall 63
Stars: Syracuse: James Southerland 20 Pts, 6-for-9 3 Pt FGs. Michael Carter-Williams 6 Pts, 14 Ast. Brandon Triche 17 Pts, 5 Ast. C.J. Fair 16 Pts, 8 Reb.
Story: It’s been a rough few weeks for the Orange. The offense has struggled to score and the team got crushed in its last ever visit to Georgetown. But the Big East Tournament represents...
As you know, the Syracuse/Georgetown basketball rivalry is one of the most intense, storied, and tradition hardened rivalries in all of college sports. It’s a rivalry that has defined Big East basketball since its inception in 1979, with Syracuse and Georgetown spearheading the league’s formation along with the seven Catholic schools. Last weekend was the last meeting between...
Score: No. 17 Syracuse 78, DePaul 57
Star(s): Syracuse: James Southerland 22 Pts, 10 Reb. C.J. Fair 16 Pts, 7 Reb.
Story: In front of a lackluster crowd of just over 22,000, James Southerland, Brandon Triche and possibly a couple other SU basketball players played their final game at the Carrier Dome. It was just as sloppy as the rest of the Orange games over the past few weeks...
Brandon Triche and James Southerland combined for 37 points in the final home game of their careers, and No. 17 Syracuse beat DePaul 78-57 on Wednesday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
Syracuse (23-7, 11-6 Big East) broke a rare two-game losing streak in the Carrier Dome. No. 5 Georgetown started it 11 days ago with a 57-46 win that stopped the Orange's 38-game winning...
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March 06, 2013
Brandon Triche and James Southerland have one thing on their minds: getting No. 17 Syracuse a badly needed win over DePaul on their Senior Night.
It would do wonders for a team in a funk following three straight losses.
"The season is about pushing forward," said Triche, who has been part of 113 wins in his Orange career and needs six more to tie Kris Joseph's school...